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PS4 Getting 1080p Versions of Acclaimed PS3 Games Journey and The Unfinished Swan

Both games launching later this year with cross-buy support.

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In a post on the PlayStation Blog today, Sony cleared up rumors and officially announced that acclaimed PlayStation 3 games Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PlayStation 4 this year, and they'll both run in 1080p.

Journey for PS3 was developed by thagamecompany, but with the studio working on something new, development duties for the PS4 version were handed off to Tricky Pixels. The PS4 version of Journey will run in 1080p, thatgamecompany president Jenova Chen said, but he explained that you'll have to wait a bit longer to hear more about the new version of the game.

The Unfinished Swan
The Unfinished Swan

As for The Unfinished Swan, the PS4 version was developed by Armature Studio (Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate), the company founded by former Metroid designers. It also runs in 1080p.

"The Unfinished Swan is about awe and wonder, the kind you experience as a child when reading a book for the first or even tenth time," said Ian Dallas, creative director at the game's original studio, Giant Sparrow. "We hope to inspire this same feeling in people that are new to the game or have already enjoyed it on PS3."

Both Journey and The Unfinished Swan are cross-buy games, meaning if you already own the PS3 versions, you will also get the PlayStation Vita versions for free. For more on these games, be sure to check out GameSpot's reviews of Journey and The Unfinished Swan.

This news comes less than two hours before Sony's Gamescom briefing is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PDT. You can watch the event live and follow along with our liveblog.

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